Teachers Health Travel Insurance

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The Teachers Health Fund (THF) is run for teachers, by teachers, and is currently one of Australia’s biggest industry-based insurance funds. Teachers Health Travel Insurance products are products are underwritten by Allianz Australia.

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Teachers Health Travel Insurance policies

Comprehensive

This is the broadest Teachers Health Travel Insurance product providing a wide range of cover:

  • Unlimited cover for overseas emergency medical assistance and hospital expenses
  • Hospital cash allowance
  • Alternative transportation costs
  • Loss of income
  • Cancellation fees and/or lost deposits, and
  • Additional expenses

Domestic

This travel insurance plan is for travel within Australia, and therefore does not cover incidents related to personal injury that would fall under the terms of your own health insurance policy. However, it does provide cover in the following cases:

  • Accidental death
  • Additional expenses
  • Travel delays
  • Loss of luggage

Multi-trip

Available for a period of 12 months, this plan is ideal for those who travel often. You are covered for:

  • Emergency medical assistance
  • Hospitalisation
  • This basic travel insurance plan covers the bare necessities, including:
  • Unlimited medical assistance
  • Hospitalisation
  • Additional expenses
  • Loss of luggage and personal effects
  • Cancellation fees and/or lost deposits

Cancellation and Luggage Plan

Also available as a single, duo or family option, this plan speaks to two sections of the policy:

  • Cancellation fees
  • Loss or theft of your luggage and personal effects

How do the policies compare?

BenefitsComprehensive planEssentials planDomestic planMulti-trip planNon-medical plan
Overseas Emergency Assistance
  • Unlimited
  • Unlimited
  • No cover
  • Unlimited
  • No cover
Overseas Emergency Medical & Hospital Expenses
  • Unlimited
  • Unlimited
  • No cover
  • Unlimited
  • No cover
Emergency Dental Expenses [per person]
  • $1,000
  • $1,000
  • No cover
  • $1,000
  • No cover
Accidental Death
  • $25,000
  • No cover
  • $25,000
  • $25,000
  • $25,000
Permanent Disability
  • $25,000
  • No cover
  • No cover
  • $25,000
  • $25,000
Hospital Cash Allowance
  • $5,000
  • No cover
  • No cover
  • $5,000
  • No cover
Loss of Income
  • $10,400
  • No cover
  • No cover
  • $10,400
  • No cover
Cancellation Fees and Lost Deposits
  • Unlimited
  • $10,000
  • Unlimited
  • Unlimited
  • Unlimited
Additional Expenses
  • $50,000
  • $25,000
  • $25,000
  • $50,000
  • $50,000
Travel Delay Expenses
  • $2,000
  • $2,000
  • $2,000
  • $2,000
  • $2,000
Alternative Transport Expenses
  • $5,000
  • No cover
  • No cover
  • $5,000
  • $5,000
Return Airfare
  • $3,000
  • $2,000
  • No cover
  • $3,000
  • No cover
Domestic Services
  • $500
  • No cover
  • No cover
  • $500
  • No cover
Domestic Pets
  • $500
  • No cover
  • No cover
  • $500
  • No cover
Luggage and Personal Effects
  • $10,000
  • $3,000
  • $10,000
  • $10,000
  • $10,000
Luggage and Personal Effects Delay Expenses
  • $500
  • $250
  • $250
  • $500
  • $500
Travel Documents, Transaction Cards and Travellers Cheques
  • $5,000
  • No cover
  • No cover
  • $5,000
  • $5,000
Theft of Cash
  • $250
  • No cover
  • $250
  • $250
  • $250
Rental Vehicle Excess
  • $3,000
  • $3,000
  • $3,000
  • $3,000
  • $6,000
Personal Liability
  • $5 million
  • $2.5 million
  • $5 million
  • $5 million
  • $5 million

Note: Information in the table is correct as of September 2017

Additional options available on Teachers Health Travel Insurance policies

While certain sports and activities are covered automatically under the terms of the policy, you have the option to upgrade your plan with additional options.

Teachers Health Travel Insurance Snow Pack

This optional extra is available on the Comprehensive, Domestic and Multi-trip plans for an additional premium and covers:

  • Emergency rescue
  • Loss or damage to your own or hired ski equipment
  • Bad weather
  • Piste closure

Teachers Health Travel Insurance Golf Pack

If you’re planning a stay in a golf resort or just spending a few days on the greens, you can boost your current plan with this optional extra to cover:

  • Personal and hired golfing equipment and
  • Golf green fees

Teachers Health Travel Insurance Cruise Pack

Cruise ships go in and out of international waters, and if your policy doesn’t cover injury or loss internationally, the financial ramifications can be catastrophic. The additional premium ensures coverage for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Evacuation to shore
  • Confinement to your cabin
  • Spoilt formal attire
  • Marine rescue diversion

Teachers Health Travel Insurance Bicycle Pack

For an extra premium, you can have your bicycle insured for up to $15,000.

Teachers Health Travel Insurance Adventure Pack

A number of extreme sports are not covered under the travel insurance policy “automatically included sports and activities” section, so if you’re planning to engage in high-risk sports during your holidays, you'll need to cover possible injury or loss with the Adventure Pack.

General exclusions that apply to THF Travel Insurance

You will not have cover under any section of your Teachers Health Travel Insurance policy if your claim arises from:

  • Acting intentionally or recklessly
  • Consequential loss
  • Aware of circumstances
  • Errors or omissions
  • Insolvency
  • Illegal acts
  • Government confiscation
  • Epidemic/ pandemic
  • Government warning
  • Travel against medical advice
  • Under the influence of intoxicating drugs or alcohol
  • Engaging in professional sports

Teachers Health Travel Insurance claims

If you have to submit a claim, the key is to do it as quickly as possible after the incident. Peruse the conditions of your Teachers Health Travel Insurance policy to make sure that the incident is covered by your plan or optional extras. Here’s how to go about submitting a claim.

Get in touch

  • Download the claims form and send it to Teachers Health Travel Insurance, or get in touch via telephone. It’s imperative to be quick about it – any perceived delays can result in reduced pay-outs and penalties to cover the loss on the provider’s end.

Be thorough

  • Provide all information and documentation required by Teachers Health Travel Insurance including receipts, police reports, medical reports and proof of ownership. Remember, if you leave out crucial details or provide false information, your claim will be rejected and your policy cancelled.

Australian dollars

  • Once approved, your cover will be paid in Australian dollars into the back account you specify.
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    PaulDecember 7, 2015

    My wife and I are booking a 9 day trip to Hong Kong in early March and a 20 day trip to Vietnam and Cambodia in late November/early December.

    Would a yearly comprehensive travel insurance policy be cheaper than a separate policy for each trip.

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      RichardDecember 7, 2015Staff

      Hi Paul,

      Thanks for your question. It will depend on the level of cover and the insurer you choose to go with. We have a page that compares the cost of a single trip policy with that of an annual. These costs were correct as of September 2015, so while these costs may have changed they should give you a general idea of where you’ll find the best value.

      I hope this was helpful,
      Richard

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